Spurrier confident Gamecocks will continue success


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Steve Spurrier's confident South Carolina hasn't run out of football talent, even with some of the best in the game off to the NFL.

The Gamecocks coach is entering his 10th year and believes after three-straight 11-2 seasons, his club is prepared for that next step of a Southeastern Conference championship.

Spurrier's not alone. South Carolina was the preseason pick last month to win the SEC East and give the head ball coach a shot at his first league crown since his "Fun-n-Gun" days at Florida.

That might be hard for some to swallow with the top-flight performers the Gamecocks have sent to the pros in recent years including NFL No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney.

Spurrier says the Gamecocks have plenty of good players ready to continue the successful run.

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